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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew J. Brown as the new Director of the Center for Dewey Studies and Boydston Chair of Philosophy. In addition to his work on Dewey, Dr. Brown's research includes the history of philosophy of science and the intersection of science, values, and democracy. 

The Center for Dewey Studies is the home of research, publishing, and archival materials that focus on the life, work, and legacy of the American philosopher and educator John Dewey. On this site you will find information pertaining to the Center, its resources, and events related to Dewey studies.

Dewey Center Reading Group

Starting Spring 2023, the Center for Dewey Studies will host a reading group on works by and about John Dewey and related figures and topics. Our first shared reading will be Dewey's work A Common Faith (1934). The group will meet every other week in the Center, which is located in the Morris Library. Please email if you would like to join the group and receive emails about future meetings.

Recent Publications

The Center for Dewey Studies has recently published the second volume of The Class Lectures of John Dewey and a comprehensive edition of The Correspondence of John Dewey through InteLex Corporation.